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Circle, The

Premiere Episode: 1939-01-15
Final Episode: 1939-07-09

Talk Show

Broadcast History:

Dates: 1/15/1939 - 7/9/1939
Network: NBC
Days: Sunday
Starting time: 10:00PM
Sponsor: Kellogg
Length of show: 60 minutes

Series Synopsis: The Circle was a talk show elaborate beyond anything ever attempted. The stars were temperamental, difficult to control, and very expensive. Writer Carroll Carroll called it “radio’s most expensive failure.” Time thought it “the most revolutionary idea since Charlie McCarthy.” On the Air: The Encyclopedia of Old-Time Radio by John Dunning
Creator: ***  
Cast: Madeleine Carroll(Host, Later added)
Ronald Colman(Host)
Walter Connolly
Owen Davis
Robert Emmett Dolan(Music)
The Foursome Quartet(Vocalists)
Cary Grant(Host)
Carole Lombard(Host)
Chico Marx(Host)
Groucho Marx(Host)
Kathleen Norris
Basil Rathbone(Host, replaced Colman in February)
Lawrence Tibbett
Director: Carl Kuhl
Announcer: Johnny Frazer